With the new extension, the home now accommodates an eat-in kitchen, living area and laundry room, plus a study on the second floor. Plenty of room for the family of three. “We wanted the new part of the home to be distinct from the original ones,’ explain the homeowners. “But it still reflects elements of the old house, which we felt was a way of respecting the architecture.”
With a lack of natural light in the home, Simone and her team saw it two ways; they could try and create an airy and bright feel, or embrace the homes darker elements and instead amplify this to build on a new story. “Maintaining the formality of these original spaces was paramount along with leaning into the darkness of these rooms to create a library or retreat sensibility”, explains Simone.